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Port Askaig Cask Strength SMS

Overall rating
86.49/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB7662
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottled
2009
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060188980001
Added on
13 Apr 2009 11:33 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 135.00

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Whisky Reviews for Port Askaig Cask Strength SMS

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.49 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2016]  I emptied a bottle that I bought for 50 Euro in November, 2016.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no detailed notes.

  2. molar3rd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose : Lemon , peat and sweet notes. Maltiness with some fresh dough. Apples in brine. Engulfed by peat and smoke.

    Palate : starts sweet sugary and honeyed then the peat attack starts. Waves of peat attack your palate , followed by chilly. Big bodied and great impact. Some saltiness on the edges a if seawater enter.

    Finish : Long, ashy Peat. As if you’re chewing on a cold cigar. Lovely Islay finish, . Some coffee notes also.

    Now let’s compare this CS Caol Ila to the “official” Caol Ila Original Cask Strength I’ve tasted a while ago with the rest of the CI core range, just to make it interesting. Will they differ? Will they be similar?http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2010/07/21/port-askaig-cask-strength/

     

  3. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note by Speciality Drinks Ltd;

    The pale straw colour and distinct peaty nose with floral notes compliment a full bodied palate with characteristic earthy peat and distinctive coastal notes. The long, powerful smoky finish is typical of single Islay malt whisky from this part of Islay.

  4. Norbs scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    On the nose not as peaty and smoky as it is on the palate, which makes it a true devil in disguise. Yet a very tasteful one.

  5. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A great expression!

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Feusi scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The first impression, almost sweet and pleasant, but explodes with the first sips. Interesting vanilla sweetness and peaty smoky aromas comes to your brain. Strong but well drinkable without water. The strength of 57v% is not killing the tongue. For that price i give a buy recommendation.

  8. Lafroy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful peat, sea notes, roots, ashes, smoke and dryness.
    • Taste
      It starts with powerful peat, a delicate sweetness, creamy notes, a little bit of sea notes and seaweeds. A lot of sweetness at all times. Also you can taste hints of smoked bacon in it.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and sweet. A lot of fireplace, alga and seaweed notes to it!

  9. Quaker scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very interesting version of the Port Askaig series.
    • Nose
      Alcohol content, oily peat and sharp notes of peanuts. A little lemon too. A very pretty nose almost level of Laphroaig 15 years of 2000.
    • Taste
      Discreet at the beginning then warms more and more, but the alcohol remains well integrated, no burning sensation. I found hints of honey, almonds, peat, smoke and spices. To make a comparison, I would say that it is more warm than that of Laphroaig 15 and I liked as much as that (see more) of Talisker 10 years.
    • Finish
      Good length.

  10. Roman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty whisky - damn it tastes good, nice power and peat, but balanced
    • Nose
      strong, a bit sprightly, and a lot of peat - a little fruit comes through
    • Taste
      less peat than expected, a little smoke and a little sweet and malty
    • Finish
      very beautiful long and peaty

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